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Is the political left anti-American?

By: Jimmy Terrell

There is a widening crack in the soul of America, or so it seems for those of us born between the 1920s and 1970s.

My, what a difference 50 years can make on either side of the equation.

I keep reviewing the Democratic proposals and issues that the current crop of Democratic candidates are supporting and pushing. Their plans and their words leave me with an empty feeling in my stomach for my children and grandchildren.

They are not the Democrats I knew growing up. They are not President John F. Kennedy (JFK), Governor Zell Miller or former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn. Nor are they Ronald Reagan, who was a Democrat prior to jumping to the Republican side.

JFK was an American patriot and certainly anti-communist, as was Miller, Reagan and as is former Senator Nunn.

I wish we could talk to Kennedy, Miller, Reagan and Nunn today and hear what they think about America and where we are headed.

For me, it’s incomprehensible for someone like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to say in August of 2018, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”

Former President Barack Obama spent his first four years apologizing for everything from America’s war against Islamic terrorism to our past sins throughout our American history. It was Obama who said our Constitution “reflected the fundamental flaws of this country that continue today.”

What the left is saying and what it wants to do will literally destroy America and its global position.

First, the democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) pushed the Green New Deal, which would ban the use of all fossil fuels by 2030. To do so would seriously affect American production in the areas of manufacturing, electricity and agriculture.

Free health care to all citizens, along with a free college education and “massive income redistribution” are also goals to be achieved by the Democratic Party.

The Democrats all seem to be in agreement, saying health care is a right for all Americans, including illegal immigrants. Yet, during the Obama administration, Democrats voted to fine Americans for not buying health insurance, but now want to give it to illegal immigrants for free.

As far as illegal immigration goes, most Democratic candidates are calling for immigration reform, but there have been no plans put on the table to build a reform package. The left appears willing to allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants the right to vote, drive cars, attend schools and enjoy the privileges of American citizens. Many even promote open borders as a human right.

The left no longer simply has different policy ideas. It now seems as if the left actually wants to destroy America.

This past week I saw a Facebook post from The Free Thought Project that talked about the Holocaust and how Israel remembers the past each year.

The post said, “It started with politicians dividing the people with ‘Us vs Them’. It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, (they) became desensitized, mindlessly obedient and turned a blind eye.”

That happened in the late 30s in Germany and even earlier in Russia. Can it happen here? We must not turn a blind eye or become desensitized if we want to save the Republic.